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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Lego Challenge!

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Come build your best lego creation and win a prize!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Wii

Wii Night

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

5 p.m.
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!! Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday. Ages 13-19.

Boys Game Night

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
We meet interesting community members, play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with boys from the neighborhood. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View Library. Boys ages 8-13 are invited to attend.  

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
  Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level.  You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!    

Teen Game Night

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Join us every Monday evening for Teen Game Night! Every week we will have fun playing the Wii. We also have an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Family Evening Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Every Monday at 6PM join us at Parklands-Turner Library in the Children's Area for stories.Bring the entire family and inspire a passion for learning in children.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics to get you started designing vector-based graphics for print or Web. We will take a tour of the workspace, toolbars, and flyout panels to get you started on design projects. 

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space: Century Song, An Evening of Black Thought and Music from 1915 - 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a choral recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. This event is free. 
Photo by Hitchcock

Black Space: Century Song

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the Great Hall for a very special event. Holly Bass and the Birmingham Jail Players present a recitation of work by notable black artists and intellectuals set to an original score by DJ RBI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of African American Life and History, which was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, which evolved into what we now celebrate as Black History Month. For all ages!

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Joe Ryan will teach skills & strategies for preparedness on the job market. For questions, email megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.
C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Capitol View Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I" Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
Photo of a woman meditating against an urban background

Monday Night Meditation

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Begin each week with clarity and peace of mind. Join us in the meeting room for simple and powerful guided meditation to anchor us to the present moment.

Pajama & Stuffed Animal Story Time

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages. This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

Intro to InDesign CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, PDF, and ebook publication.
Black History Month

Kid's Night - Celebrate Black History Month!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
During the month of February we'll be celebrating Black History Month during Kid's Night on Mondays at 7 p.m.   Monday, Feb. 2 - ​​Celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens! We’ll talk about how he made Olympic history and play some games inspired by his gold medals.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Book worm

Preschool Story Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first come, first served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.

Preschool Story Time

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs, and learning new rhymes.  Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
story time with mother hen

Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Petworth Library

10 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces. This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

Baby/Toddler Story Time

West End Library

10 a.m.
Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.
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Baby/Toddler Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and baby bounces as we work together to develop early literacy skills while having fun. Designed for children ages birth to 2 years and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with any questions.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages 0-5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.    

Story Break

Tenley-Friendship Library

10:30 a.m.
Slow your busy morning down with a short story time.  A couple books, a couple songs. A nice break! 

Preschool Story Time

Capitol View Library

10:30 a.m.
Capitol View Library has Preschool Story Time every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Our story time combines interactive stories, songs, movement activities, and crafts for a full hour of reading fun. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend.

Preschool Storytime

West End Library

10:45 a.m.
Storytime for ages 3-5.